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Jul 11, 2011 5:30pm PDT
secretary tonight. jim, thanks. >>> now we turn to libya where the uprising against moammar gadhafi is now entering it's fifth month and is at a stalemate. and while we have been hearing a lot about the rebel forces in benghazi, east of the capital, the big push now is from the western front, a lot closer to tripoli. nbc's mike tiabbi is thehere inn maloot. where the rebels say they're preparing for an all-out assault on gadhafi's center of power. mike, good evening. >> reporter: brian the rebels here say they have a better shot at getting to tripoli and getting to moammar gadhafi than those in the east who have been stalled hundreds of miles away for months. but gadhafi is fighting back too, turning his town into a ghost town. three more platoons of rebel soldiers ready to join the war. the training here in maloot, just 40 miles from the border crossing in tunisia the rebels control. they also control almost all the mountain towns along the main highway supplying the gadhafi regime in tripoli. now the rebels are aiming for the town of garyan, less than 60 miles from the capital. the c
Jul 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
double agent with ties to the gadhafi regime. it's not clear tonight who is responsible for the killing, but rebel security forces say they have a suspect under arrest. meanwhile, of course, the fight goes on, every day, every hour. and our own mike taibbi is with rebel forces in the mountains outside tripoli, in the town of nalut. a place they've controlled almost from the start of the conflict five months back. the rebels have larged a new assault on gadhafi forces just today. >> reporter: we saw rocket after rocket fired by rebel fighters from mountain top positions to the valley blow. the plan was to clear gadhafi forces from two valley towns where they were stubbornly dug in. they threatened to take the nearby border crossing with tunisia. if the rebels were to lose that crossing, a run to tripoli would be an impossibility. the rebels pounded their targets for hours. at this range it's an artillery war. these are soviet made rockets seized from gadhafi forces now aimed right back at those same forces. the rebels cheered each on target hit. some were reluctant to show their
Jul 13, 2011 7:00pm EDT
regime that suggest moammar gadhafi might finally be ready to discuss an exit strategy. well, perhaps. but our ben wedeman and his crew saw a short time ago an effort by pro-gadhafi forces to retake the town 60 miles south of the libyan capital of tripoli. >> get in the car. >> you guys. wait. [ bleep ] >> get in, mary. >> wait. wait, wait, wait. wait! >> wait, wait, wait! you in, mary? >> yeah, i'm in. >> okay, just calm down. >> we're cool. down! down! >> we're leaving this area because there's gunfire all around us, and we believe that gadhafi's forces are doing a roundabout move. so we are rushing out of this area. >> ben wedeman is safe, with us now live from zintan in western libya. it's harrowing to watch that footage. you're on the ground there about 50 miles south of tripoli. what happened? when did you first hear the gunfire and realize that things were going bad? >> reporter: we had gone to the outskirts of goholish to investigate this report from human rights watch that the rebels had vandalized property and burnt some houses in the area, and two of our drivers had gone up
Jul 18, 2011 4:00pm PDT
to get moammar gadhafi to step down. several high level gadhafi regime officials lead by the u.s. ambassador who was recalled from tripoli when the uprising began five months ago. the meeting was to deliver this blunt mess rage. gadhafi has no choice but to yield power. these u.s. officials tell me no additional meeting is planned because gadhafi must go was clearly delivered. but a gadhafi spokesman in a conversation with our ivan watson had a different take. >> this is the first step and we welcome any further steps and we are prepared to talk war and explain what is happening in libya. we don't want to be in the community. >> who participate? >> if i may, you know, it's not the time to name people but, you know, it's a first step dialogue, okay. >> but it was direct face-to-face in indonesia on saturday? >> yes. >> ivan watson with us live from the libyan capital. ivan, fascinating reporting there. what was the answer when the united states delegation, as i'm told, he has to go. it's nonnegotiable. he has to go soon. i assume the libyans want to drag this out. >> reporter: wel
Jul 11, 2011 11:00pm EDT
overthrow gadhafi in libya, tear apart a baltimore mother and her son. an independent journalist now at the center of an international mystery. mcdike is an adventurer who usually left his home to explore the middle east. this spring he felt a calling to witness history when the libyan people were trying to overturn the government. he fearlessly headed straight to the action. >> not only is he witnessing it, he's in the middle of someone elses war. >> reporter: the last time she heard his voice was on march 12. he told her he was headed from benganzi to brega and he would call the next day. frank tick sharon called matthew's cell phone 30 times a day. finally someone picked up and it was a man with an arabic accent not her son. >> i told him, why do you have my son's voice. he said i hope you find your son and he hung up. >> reporter: matthew seems to have completely disappeared. >> where do you think matthew is right now? you think he's in prison. >> oh, yes. gadhafi has bunkers all over the country. so i think matthew is in one of them. >> reporter: since no one will tell sharon anything,
Jul 29, 2011 6:30pm EDT
killed last night was murdered by his own side. he defected from clornl gadhafi's side. we have this report. >> it was the highest profile defection to the libyan rebellion. a man who had helped colonel gadhafi seize power, now switching sides. he gave credibility to the fighters of the east. his experience made him the ideal man to lead the rebel armed forces. he could speak as an equal to the libyan leader, something he did in a bbc interview just days into the conflict. translator: my dear brother, when benghazi said you should realize, i hoped you would leave. may god show you the righteous way and stop the annihilation of our people. >> but his relationship with gadhafi arouse suspicion. some believe he never defected. others refused to obey his command. rumors swirled he was still in contact with the regime. he was gunned down on his way questions about slow progress tnthe fro lines. there is word he was gunned down by the men who were sent to pick him up. in the western mountains, rebels claim they have driven gadhafi's forces from a keyboarder town. in miss rata, they are pla
Jul 2, 2011 5:00pm PDT
threats, gadhafi should put the well being and the interests of his own people first and he should -- >> tough words for moammar gadhafi from hillary clinton as she continues her three nation nato tour in spain. >>> the family tradition is continued as the royal couple plants roots. >>> plus, what does it take to put on a professional fireworks display? we'll take you behind the scenes with some of the best in the bay area. >>> and it's a holiday weekend and feeling just fine outside. although hot, especially inland right now 97 livermore, but cooler toward the coast. it's the place to be, isn't it? downtown san jose, you don't see me for the weather segment, you know where i'm at. i know you're worried about making your savings last and having enough income when you retire. that's why i'm here -- to help come up with a plan and get you on the right path. i have more than a thousand fidelity experts working with me so that i can work one-on-one with you. it's your green line. but i'll be there every step of the way. call or come in and talk with us today. >>> thousands of residents
Jul 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. formally and officially considers the rebels in libya to be the legitimate government. gadhafi still controls tripoli, but on the ground, the rebels fighting in the western mountains could use support from the international community. nbc's mike tiabbi has been in the fight this week and reports from the town of qawalish in that region. >> reporter: by any measure, this has clearly been an up and down week for the rebels, winning and losing and fighting to retake a single town, wrk qawalish that would have moved them one notch closer to tripoli. the new promise of international, financial and political support was welcome news for these fighters. said former gadhafi air force colonel, who's now fighting for the rebels. is that good news for you to hear? >> exactly, it's very, very good news and gives us more of a chance to give freedom to our people and our country, especially. >> reporter: the chances for a rebel victory seemed limited in our two visits to the changing front line earlier in the week. we all stick together, right? okay. >> reporter: we saw very young fighters going i
Jul 1, 2011 5:30pm PDT
fighting between rebels and pro-gadhafi forces, just where do things stand? nbc's stephanie gosk is in tripoli, libya tonight. stephanie? >> reporter: good evening, kate. this is one of the largest rallies we've seen in recent weeks. thousands of supporters came out with guns and flags to show their support. gadhafi phoned in to state tv to address the crowd and to warn nato if they continued with this bombardment, that their countries would be next, their homes, offices and families. this speech was just 24 hours after his daughter told french tv that the government is actually in informal talks with the rebels. she then went on to call the rebels the devil. not exactly diplomatic language. kate? >> after months, where do we stand now? are the rebel forces making any gains? are we any closer to gadhafi stepping down? >> reporter: well, if the idea is that rebel forces will make a big push into tripoli and force him to step aside, that's unlikely to happen any time soon. they have been making progress southwest of here. they've been battling over the city of bir al ghanim. today gadhaf
Jul 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
trying to ought gadhafi have the official blessing of the united states government. secretary of state clinton traveling in turkey today where she explained why the united states has now sdwied to recognize the opposition as libya's that jit matt governmle. >> the united states is impressed by the progress made in laying the ground work for a successful transition to a unified democratic libya which protects the rights of all of its citizens including women and minority groups. >> this designation gives the rebels more stature and potentially more resources. the united states can now transfer for the national transition con sill assets of the gadhafi regime being held frozen in u.s. bank accounts. ben wedeman is live for us tonight. ben, to the rebels who have been asking for this recognition from the united states for months, who does this mean? do they view it as significant or it too little too late? >> reporter: they do view it as significant because as you alluded to, they're desperately in need of money. we spoke to the finance minister of the transitional national council, and h
Jul 12, 2011 6:00pm EDT
reports gadhafi is considering stepping aside, if he is granted asylum in another country. france spearheaded the nato-led campaign in libya, along with britain to support rebel forces. >>> the uprising in libya is at the center of a local mother's search. her son, a baltimore journalist, disappeared during the first week of the struggle. mary joins us now with more on the story. >> reporter: karen van dyke has travel to the other side of the world and will not give up until she brings her son home. >> overthrowing moammar gadhafi in libya. tear apart a baltimore mother and her son, an independent journalist, at the center of an international mystery. matthew van dyke is an adventurer who frequently left his south baltimore home to explore the middle east on the back of a motorcycle. this spring, he felt a calling to witness history, when the libyan people were trying to overthrow their government. his mother said he headed fearlessly for the action. >> not only was he witnessing, he was right smack in the middle of it. he is in the middle of someone else's war. >> reporter: the l
Jul 17, 2011 8:00am EDT
and friday. >>> more unrest in libya as nato fighters continue to bomb gadhafi's forces. jets destroyed a military storage facility and other targets near tripoli. this is days after key international players recognized libya's rebel leadership as the country's legitimate representative. >>> the situation is in libya is testern at the one of one local mother's search. her son a baltimore journalist disappeared during the first week of the struggle 122 days ago. the another traveled to the other side of the globe trying to bring him home. >> reporter: matthew vandyke has been missing since march. there is not one day that goes by where her mother doesn't do something, write an e-mail, make a phone call or try to travel across the world to find her son. >> an up rising to overthrow moammar gadhafi in libya, tear apart a baltimore mother and son an independent journalist at the center of an international mystery. matthew vandyke is an adventurer who frequently left his south baltimore home to explore the middle east on the back of a motorcycle. he wanted to witness history when t
Jul 14, 2011 1:00am EDT
weekend nights and get a $75 prepaid card. >>> in libya, eight opposition fighters that gadhafi regime were killed and dozens wounded in the western part of the country. rebel forces regained control of the village of qawalish in a five-hour battle. rebel leaders say gadhafi's forces have been bringing in weapons from other surrounding areas using a highway from tripoli. ben wedeman and his crew were ambushed by gadhafi loyalists and caught gunfire. take a look. >> you guys, wait! [ bleep ] >> no, wait. wait! wait! wait! >> wait wait wait! >> you in, mary? >> yeah, i'm in. >> okay. just calm down. [ bleep ] >> get down! >> okay. we're leaving this area because there's gunfire all around us. and we believe that gadhafi's forces are doing a roundabout movement so we are rushing out of this area. >> i've watched that, ben, i've watched that video now multiple times. every time my heart is still racing. everyone in your crew is okay, yes? >> reporter: yeah. everybody's fine. in fact, that was just the beginning of a very long day. and there were other instances where we had to hug the dirt
Jul 1, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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Jul 2, 2011 2:00pm PDT
candiotti standing by in new york. appreciate it. >>> a new warning from moammar gadhafi to europe, the libyan leader is vowing vengeance for nato's bombing in his country, he says homes in europe could be targets. >> instead of issuing threats, gadhafi should put the well-being and the interests of his own people first and he should step down from power and help facilitate a democratic transition that will meet the aspirations of the libyan people. >> a state department spokesman says the u.s. takes gadhafi's threats seriously and will continue to support nato's mission in libya. >>> a travel alert in mexico this weekend. authorities are urging americans to stay away from the border in mexico. a mexican drug cartel plans to target americans for kidnappings in nuevo laredo. >>> michele bachmann is in iowa today, and steve travis was the only reporter allowed to speak with bachmann today. >> it's very important to be here and have a presence here because the values and the opinions that people have in iowa, they count for the nation, so it's important that we come here, this is the bread
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Jul 2, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. to gadhafi. secretary of state clinton says the libyan leaders threats will not deter the mission in libya. >> nato has begun ramping up airstrikes in western rebels in that region claim they are making a string of advances -- of advances against gadhafi's forces. leland vittert streaming live with the latest. >> reporter: the frontline is about 35 miles from where i am right now. that's about 80 miles from tripoli. while the nato airstrikes continue to pound gadhafi's military targets, the rebels still appear to not either have military discipline or hardware needed to make those advances. here inside this besieged city folks are taking stock there. is now a deadly silence on what was misrata's main drag. as people walk through the rubble, survey the damage and see what little is left. >> we went out one half month and come back to see our houses, destroyed and stolen, all things are stolen. >> reporter: in the shadow of collapsed buildings crews work to pull new telephone cables and repair the destroyed infrastructure. these buildings can be repaired what can never be replaced are
Jul 14, 2011 8:00am PDT
area. there's gunfire all around us and we believe that gadhafi forces are doing a round about movements so we are rushing out of this area. >> this reminds us just how dangerous and desperate the life has become for the libyan people. we're going to talk to ben live from libya later. >>> india police say it is going to take more to pinpoint who is behind the triple bomb blast in mumbai. it killed 18 people. no intelligence is pointing to anything imminent. for now the minister says anything hostile to india is suspect. >>> don't give it another shot. today, the president, congressional leaders have been going back and forth on a debt ceiling increase for about a week now. the deadline is august 2nd. otherwise the u.s. may not be able to pay its bills. so far, little to show but ex as sper rags. eric cantor and then walked out of the talks. we're going to talk to the policy as well as the personality clash in a moment. >>> well, americans have a personal credit score and governments have a debt rating. moodys, one of three debt rating agencies is reviewing the u.s. rating for a
Jul 5, 2011 9:00am EDT
authorize the u.s. mission in libya, new rumors surface about gadhafi giving up power. >>> clashes in egypt. did anyone think the syrian rebellion could last this long? >>> we're going to check on wall street before the bell, a new warning that greece could still default on its debt. >>> after last week's great run, could the markets take a dive. >>> first a look at the president's schedule. it's all off camera on paper. we say that on paper. he has his first meeting with the new defense secretary, leon panetta. you're watching "the daily rundown" on msnbc. plus vitamin d to help maintain healthy blood pressure. [ bat cracks ] that's a hit. one a day men's. is now honey nut cheerios! yup, america's favorite. so we're celebrating the honey sweetness, crunchy oats and... hey! don't forget me!! honey nut cheerios. make it your favorite too! here's the truth: allstate can also protect your home or apartment. as well as your boat, motorcycle, rv, and snowmobile. and even your retirement and your life. not many insurance companies can say that. but allstate can. now that you know the truth,
Jul 16, 2011 1:00pm PDT
to learn more. >>> the united states now recognizes the rebel movement fighting moammar gadhafi as the legitimate governing authority in libya. it's an amazing development since it may allow the rebels access to gadhafi regime assets frozen by the u.s. at the same time, human rights watch accuses rebels in libya of beating civilians and looting their homes. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman went to one of the four villages, but then he and his crew got caught in a cross fire, watch. . >> reporter: this is how our day started, being shotted a about gadhafi loyalists. >> there's gun fire all around us, and we believe that gadhafi's forces are doing a round about movement. so we are rushing out of this area. guys, alex? we're going as fast as we can. we can't tell who the -- straight through there. is the other car behind us? >> it's behind us, yes. >> reporter: that's a lot of gun fire. continuing to come through. gadhafi's forces apparently have entered qawalish, the town the rebels entered on the 16th of july and there's talk they might be building up forces to m
Jul 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
, charlie. >>> u.s. officials have confirmed they met with representatives of moammar gadhafi's regime last weekend. three senior u.s. diplomats met with gadhafi advisers on saturday in an unnamed country. u.s. officials say the meeting was not a negotiation, but that they delivered a clear and firm message. gadhafi must step down. >>> here at home, another giant dust storm rolled over phoenix, arizona. the giant wall of dust was pushed by wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour, and rose some 3,000 feet into the air. in some areas, visibility was less than a quarter of a mile. some airline flights were even delayed. this dust storm was not as strong as the one that hit earlier this month. >>> the dangerous heat wave continues to grip much of the central u.s., as it begins to move east. the high temperatures and humidity are expected to continue for the first of the week. the rest of the week, as well. manuel gallegus reports. >> reporter: from the northeast, to the plains, to the south, americans are sweltering. and doing whatever they can to keep cool. if your job is outside, you get creati
Jul 8, 2011 11:00pm EDT
libya is intensifying as pro gadhafi forces block the rebels' advance as they try to get to the capitol of tripoli. the international criminal court issued an arrest warrant for gadhafi, his son and libya's top five for crimes against humanity humanity saying warrant gives them authority to arrest gadhafi. >>> now even the military is cutting back on positions after the troubling jobs report, details coming up right here on the news edge at 11:00 and atlantis lifted off safely today. so what does the future hold for american manned spaceflights? we'll look at what's to come and take a look at some of the other stories on our rundown for tonight. the news edge at 11:00 is coming right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> no rest for congress this month. the house of representatives is cancelling their mid-july recess to work on the debt limit. the treasury department says the nation's debt limit must be raised by august 2nd or the country could go into default. >>> slow job growth the last month contributed to an increase in the jobless rate no
Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
rebels tried to overthrow moammar gadhafi. sharon never gave up. she even traveled overseas in a quest to find him. >> you were on a mission to find your son no matter what. >> he's a person who has a mother who is looking for him. i went to the libyan embassy and spoke to gadhafi's men. >> sharon has contacted the u.s. state department to give them new information about matthew. right now, he's amongst several americans, missing in libya. the u.s. state department is following the leads. so is congressman dutch ruppersberger. he introduced a bill to free matthew and all americans. >> we have allies who have relationships right now with the gadhafi government. and we will use those allies to try to help have him released and bring him back home. >> could still be a long process. and it's contingent upon how long gadhafi is in power. but the fact that i know he's alive, we just have to wait and hope that that terrible war is over soon. >> reporter: lauren fisher, matthew's girlfriend, who is a baltimore city schoolteacher called the news a real breakthrough. >> in march, the gadha
Jul 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
: matthew had been drawn to the turmoil to document history as rebels tried to overflow moammar gadhafi. knowing her son was a seasoned traveler in the middle east, sharon never gave up. she even traveled overseas in a quest to find him. >> you are on a mission to find your son mow matter what. >> he is a person with a mother who is out looking for him. i went to the libyan embassy and spoke to gadhafi's gadhafi's men. >> reporter: sharon has contacted the u.s. state department to give them new information about math mew. right now, he is among several americans missing in libya. >> reporter: congressman ruppersberger is trying to get him freed. >> we have a lot of negotiations to do with the gadhafi government. we have allies who will try to help have him released and bring him back home. >> it will still be a long process, contingent upon how long gadhafi is in power. but the fact that i know he's alive, we just have to wait and hope that that terrible war is over soon. >> reporter: sharon van dyke is on her way to california for a fundraiser for her son. she plans to donate the money
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> u.s. government officials holding face to face talks with representatives of moammar gadhafi's regime. both sides confirming discussions, but the united states emphasizing this was not, repeat, not a negotiation. cnn's ivan watson was the first to report this development. he's joining us from the libyan capital of triboli. what happened here? tell our viewers what we know. >> well, this was a secret meeting that took place on saturday in tunisia, involving high-ranking u.s. government officials and representatives of mommar gadhafi's internationally isolated regime. and we were finally able to confirm that this meeting, this secret meeting took place when we spoke with gadhafi's government spokesman just a few hours ago. take a listen to this exclusive video. >> is this the first step? >> this is the first step. we welcome any further steps and we are prepared to go back to libya and go forward. we don't want to be stuck in the past. we are people that want to go forward all the time. if i may, it's not the time now to name people, but, you know, it's a first step dialogue. >>
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Jul 16, 2011 3:00pm PDT
streets in the capitol of libya supporting the dictator, moammar gadhafi, while rebels are making gains miles away. we've got a live report straight ahead. >> arthel: it is the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. hugo chavez is leaving his country to undergo cancer treatment in cuba. he just returned from cuba last month after having surgery to remove a malignant tumor. >> rick: secretary of state hillary clinton in turkey talking tough with the nato ally. she is expressing concerns over turkey's recent crackdown on journalists and religious freedom. >> arthel: final movie in the harry potter franchise casting a spell in the box office, rake not guilty a record breaking first day haul totaling more than $92 million. >> rick: arizona senator john mccain talking tough this week to fellow gop lawmakers, including the congresswoman from minnesota, michelle bachman, who is running for president. taking her to task for opposing a debt ceiling hike, but comparing her to then senator barak obama who did the same exact thing back in 2006. in an interview on-line, senator mccain war
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
with members of moammar gadhafi's regime. the meeting took place last saturday. the u.s. has not said where it happened. but three senior u.s. diplomats were involved, and they say they delivered a clear and firm message, gadhafi must step down. >>> another giant dust storm in arizona. take a look. a wall of dust, again, rolled through phoenix yesterday, about 3,000 feet high. it cut visibility to under a quarter of a mile. some airline flights were delayed. a similar storm hit phoenix just two weeks ago, july 5th. >>> and the u.s. women's soccer team is back home this morning. thousands of fans greeted them as they rolled in to times square. they lost in a heartbreaker, as you know, to japan on sunday. a game that helped set a global twitter record of over 7,000 tweets a second. including marysol castro's. >> yes. >> who joins us now with weather. mary, good morning. >> i can't help it. the yankees or really good sporting events. kudos to both teams. it was a great, great match. good morning, jeffrey. good morning, everyone at home. the big story in the news, the heat. it is centered
Jul 12, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. moammar gadhafi moved quickly against his opponents and has been defiantly holding on despite four months of nato military strikes designed to weaken the military regime. while many talk about a frustrating stalemate, there's an indication of morale problems in the army that gadhafi is counting on to help him hold power. we found proof of this. >> reporter: the prisoners speak of shortages of food, fuel and ammunition, of a libyan army beginning to fall apart. mohammed, from mali, was captured by rebel fighters in last week. the morale of the army for a while now is gone, he says. in all units, there have been many desertions. more than half of the men in my unit deserted says 30-year-old jamal, a captain. all of the men we interviewed said they had no desire to fight and several referred to special units, many composed of naturalized libyans from sub-saharan africa whose job it is to kill anyone fleeing the front. whoever retreats is shot, says khalid, an 18-year army veteran. >> ben wedeman joins us. anyone who flees is shot. those are the standard orders. if anybody in gadhafi's army t
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Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm EDT
gadhafi forces to launch missiles at civilians. leeland vitter streaming live. >> that nato air strike, of course, is one of many, but it certainly is one that is a welcome site here in misrata because over the past weeks that we have been here, there have been rockets coming into the various parts of town, especially the port, which is about five or six miles here over my left shoulder. the front lines have moved out a little bit further, which gives gadhafi's forces less civilian population to continue to pound the -- for the rebels, they're running a little low on ammunition, but still the men on the front lines are fighting with whatever they have. the pile nearly 20 feet high, the sand berm along this desert road to tripoli, gives these citizen soldiers their only cover as they try to push forward. we shielded ourselves behind a shipping container and then moved up to the very front line. this is the tip of the spear for the rebels and on the front line, there is a heavy exchange of fire. you get a sense of how fierce the battle is by how much ammunition has been expended here. yo
Jul 19, 2011 4:00pm EDT
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Jul 24, 2011 7:00am PDT
we hadn't sber veend? the answer is gadhafi would have crushed the opposition. there would have been a clear example of how to do that by force, and the u.s. would have stood by notwithstanding appeals from the entire arab world which would have sent signals to yemen, to syria, that would have been much worse. >> i don't buy that. first of all, that same exact thing you said played out in bahrain and nobody cared. although what happened in libya, and we are moving towards something else, no one has any clue at this point what the something else is. i agree with you that the sale mate ultimately will end and ultimately gadhafi will go. that's only going to be the start of the interesting questions and frankly a lot of the problems. this is going to last a lot longer and get a lot more complicated than anyone is predicting. >> gideon, what we did in libya is driving what we have to do in syria. if we hadn't intervened in libya we wouldn't have nearly as much pressure on us to actually have to stand with the protesters in syria which in my view is the right thing to do. >> i think just
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to be a hope that gadhafi is planning an exit, but are there any actual indications that he is? in other words we are planning for post gadhafi libya, but is he? >> i don't know the answer to that question. i can tell you i this, we have done in libya what we said we were going to do. we had a humanitarian crisis. we put together an effort, working with alternate an coalition partners to deal with that crisis through military force and we were successful in doing that. we have a long-term policy goal of seeing gadhafi go. the people of libya won't be safe an we won't have a stable situation until he does go. we have put together a broad comprehensive set of pressure efforts to see him, to pressure him to step down. i think those efforts are succeeding, fareed. you have seen increased success by the opposition leaders, militarily, as they have proved toward tripoli. you have seen the standing up of the opposition group in the form of the tnc as an increasingly legit for the people of libya and there is an ineffortability here building as to what the result will be. >> why not recogn
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